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Close-up of Christ's face for plaster model of "Christ on the Cross"

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Considered by Fredericks to be “his greatest challenge,” the figure of Christ took him four years to complete. Funded by contributions from over 10,000 summer visitors to the shrine, the twenty-eight foot corpus symbolizes a Christ on the cross who is still living. Fredericks chose to depict the figure without a crown of thorns or a spear wound in…